Encyclopedia of African American Actresses in Film and Television

Encyclopedia of African American Actresses in Film and Television

by Bob McCann
     
 

The first work of its kind, this encyclopedia provides 360 brief biographies of African American film and television actresses from the silent era to 2009. It includes entries on well-known and nearly forgotten actresses, running the gamut from Academy Award and NAACP Image Award winners to B-film and blaxpoitation era stars. Each entry has a complete filmography

Overview

The first work of its kind, this encyclopedia provides 360 brief biographies of African American film and television actresses from the silent era to 2009. It includes entries on well-known and nearly forgotten actresses, running the gamut from Academy Award and NAACP Image Award winners to B-film and blaxpoitation era stars. Each entry has a complete filmography of the actress's film, TV, music video or short film credits. The work also features more than 170 photographs, some of them rare images from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
should serve as a useful reference in academic and public libraries
Choice
unique...as the first encyclopedia of its kind, it is indispensable for those studying women, film, and television. Essential
Reference Reviews
a unique resource...recommended

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786437900
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Pages:
461
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

The late Bob McCann was the editor-in-chief at Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing in New York.

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